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(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton Branch Library (RBL) has kicked off its third annual Music on the Lawn series with a performance by Laramie, Wyoming’s Psychedelic Rockers Elk Tongue. Teri Wiblemo from RBL caught up with County 10 today to talk a little bit about the history of the series and upcoming highlights from this summer’s roster of musical artists.

Elk Tongue at Music on the Lawn

Last year’s series was used to promote fundraising for RBL’s Community Room. Wiblemo said that the fundraising efforts paid off, “the community room is all up-to-date now, we have new drapes, new carpet, new countertops in the kitchen, and new chairs, it was great!”

Bob Hussa strikes a pose as Riversound sets up for Elk Tongue this Wednesday.

There are no fundraising efforts occurring in tandem with the series this year, but the community seemed to really enjoy the performances over the last couple of years, which encouraged Wiblemo and RBL to pursue funding through grants from the Tourist Council to make the series happen for a third season.

“We have some awesome bands this year, Elk Tongue played on Wednesday, and they were great. We kind of got stormed out a little bit, but the band continued to play. The audience ran, but the band kept playing,” Wiblemo reported.

Lights, Camera, Action!

When asked if there was anything in particular that she was looking forward to, regarding this year’s lineup, Wiblemo mentioned The Patti Fiasco, who is set to play on Wednesday, July 12, “we drew a huge crowd for them last year and they are also playing live music for our Chalk The Walk event, which is the same night.”

This year’s Music on the Lawn series is set to continue through the summer, including the following performers:

The Patti Fiasco – July 12

Whiskey Slaps – July 19

Low Water String Band – July 26